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Russell Banks Reads at SHU
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Russell BanksAward winning and best selling novelist, Russell Banks reads as the Giroux Reader for the 2013-2014 Poetry-in-the-Round Reading Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 in Jubilee Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and there will be time following the reading for a Q&A and a book signing.

Russell Banks is the author of The Darling, The Sweet Hereafter, Cloudsplitter, Rule of the Bone, Affliction, Success Stories, Continental Drift, Searching for Survivors, Trailerpark, The Book of Jamaica, The New World, Hamilton Stark, and The Reserve. The Angel on the Roof is a collection of thirty years of Banks's short fiction. He is also the author of Dreaming Up America, an American edition of his nonfiction book of essays, which was previously published in France under the title Amerique Notre Histoire. Banks has contributed poems, stories, and essays to The Boston Globe Magazine, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, Harper's and numerous others. Included among the numerous honors and awards Russell Banks has received are the Ingram Merrill Award, the John Dos Passos Award, the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Laure Bataillon Prize for best work of fiction translated into French, for the French edition of The Darling. Continental Drift and Cloudsplitter were Pulitzer Prize finalists; Affliction, Cloudsplitter, and Lost Memory of Skin were PEN/Faulkner Finalists. Lost Memory of Skin was a Finalist for the inaugural Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Banks was New York State Author (2004–2008) and is the founder and President of Cities of Refuge North America. He is the winner of the 2011 Common Wealth Award for Literature. In 2011, the French Minister of Culture awarded Mr. Banks the rank of Officier des Arts et Lettres.

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